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Discover what made the future: Orbital Reflector by Trevor Paglen

When the SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket launches on Sunday 2 December 2018, its payload will include a satellite created by artist Trevor Paglen. Satellites are are usually destined to carry out some utilitarian purpose, but this one aims to do nothing more than entice people around the world to look up at the night sky. Once in orbit, it will deploy a 100-foot-long, 5-foot-wide balloon made of high density polyethylene coated with titanium dioxide powder that will reflect light back to earth making it visible to the naked eye. Our very first space-based public art.

Credit: orbitalreflector.com

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